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NCJ Number: NCJ 179418   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Prison-Based Treatment Assessment (PTA): Final Activity Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Author(s): Kevin Knight Ph.D. ; Matthew Hiller Ph.D. ; D. Dwayne Simpson Ph.D.
  Project Director: Kevin Knight Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Texas Christian University
Institute of Behavioral Research
United States of America
Date Published: 03/1999
Page Count: 60
  Annotation: This is the final activity report and databook of findings from the first established In-Prison Therapeutic Community (ITC) component of the Prison-Based Treatment Assessment project (PTA).
Abstract: The project was established to assess the effectiveness of prison-based drug treatment. The first established ITC facility was a 500-bed unit for males located in Kyle, Texas. Findings include the following: (1) Referrals to the Kyle ITC were made in accordance with legislative mandates; (2) Overall, ITC graduates reported favorable opinions about the program and counselors; (3) ITC graduates demonstrated marked reductions in their criminal and drug use activity from the 6 months before entering prison to the 6-month period before the 1-year follow-up interview after leaving prison; (4) ITC graduates were less likely to be rearrested after prison than were a matched comparison group of inmates from the general prison population who did not receive ITC treatment; and (5) ITC graduates who completed the first phase of aftercare -- 3 months at a residential Transitional Treatment Center -- had the most favorable outcomes. Notes, references, tables
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Program evaluation ; Drug treatment programs ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Controlled Substances ; Program monitoring ; Drug-abusing inmates ; Inmate drug treatment ; Treatment effectiveness ; Texas
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Texas Cmssn on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-IJ-CX-0024
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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